unlike stores that pander to kids with parents' credit cards and so rarely offer sales and clearances, express knows its target market generally pays its own bills and, as such, needs to shop economically. i don't have to have the newest latest fashions and don't mind waiting for a little season for clothes (although, the day the seventh seal is released on blu-ray, it will be mine). after a few months, the vests move racks and the price tags are slashed with red once or twice. coupled with a $20 off card from the mail, and, suddenly, i too can look like a plucky 1920's character.
(the new summer vests look pretty great, too)
i really like my vest!